Oh So Eclectic Wedding Wishes

Yes, I am featuring the Oh So Eclectic stamp set again. I just can’t help myself. We made a card something like this is my classes this month and I tweaked it just a bit to create a wedding (or anniversary) card for the Global Design Project Theme Challenge.

Oh, so eclectic stamp set, Embossing Paste, Pretty Label Punch, GDP#099


Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Wedding Card:

As much as I love playing with the stamp set, I think the part of the card that was the most fun, was using the Embossing Paste. I created a mask using one of the Thinlits from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and some Window Sheet. Then used it just like I would any other mask. The flowers were stamped in two steps, first the solid flower image where I used Sweet Sugarplum ink, then the details image with Berry Burst ink. I finished it off with some Wink of Stella. The “Marriage is a journey” sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I love the sentiment for the inside from that set as well.

Oh, so eclectic stamp set, Embossing Paste, Pretty Label Punch, GDP#099


Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Wedding Card:

Good news, the Oh So Eclectic stamp set comes in both clear mount and wood. Even more good news, it is available as part of a bundle with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. BUY and SAVE.


Hope you are having a great day!

Thanks for looking at my blog today.


Blooms & Wishes for Wedding

Well, I know it’s not wedding season, but people do get married all year round. In my quest to have on hand some cards for various occasions, I made several wedding cards. I used the Blooms & Wishes stamp set. What a great set. It has both sentiments and lots of two step stamps. It turns out that it was the perfect card for me to show some other ways to CASE a card. So, in addition to showing you a card I’ve cased, I have a video for you!

As you will see in the video, I CASED one of my own cards. The stamp set I used with the original card has retired so I used another set, Blooms & Wishes. I also changed the colors.

Here’s a picture of the finished card, new version.Blooms & Wishes CASE card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Supply List for Blooms & Wishes Wedding Card:

Remember, make sure you use a Stampin’ Pierce Mat when you are using Photopolymer stamps. It adds an extra layer of cushion and assures that your stamped images will be clean and crisp.


Hope you have enjoyed the video. Please feel free to leave a comment.



Blog Hop – Layering Love Baby Card!

Hello, Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of this Hop. The theme for the hop is Baby. When you visit the other blogs, (the links are below) you will see lots of great cards and projects.

layering Love stamp set, Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Layering Love Baby Card:

I love this sentiment. What’s a better little thing than a baby? I love the Berry Burst and Pink Powder combination. I cut out each of the two step stamping flowers. Most are placed under the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlay and  one off to one corner of the heart. The card is really pretty simple but, I think lovely! A nice way to welcome a new baby.

Here’s a peek at the inside. Notice, I added one of the little flowers on the inside. I’ll add a flower to the envelope before I send it off.

Baby Card, inside, Milestone Moments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here are link for the other blogs in this hop. Be sure to stop and see them. I know you will be amazed!

Supply List for Layering Love Baby Card:






Oh So Eclectic, My Favorite?

Well, I promised something from the new catalog for today. My thought had been, “I’ll pick my favorite set and make something.” Hummm… too hard. I can’t say right now, that I have a favorite from the new catalog. I LOVE so many of them and Oh So Eclectic is right up there.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, thinking of you, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you love the combination of two new In-Colors, Berry Burst and Powder Pink? At the moment, Berry Burst is my favorite new color but that might change!

Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:

Well, I always have a fun time when I can heat emboss! I didn’t know quite where I was going when I started this card. But I decided to emboss some flowers and use my Aqua Painter to give them some color. Here’s where the Powder Pink and Berry Burst come in. After I stamped, heated and painted, I just cut the flowers out with my Paper Snips. The flowers seem to lift up a bit from the card stock. Probably because I used just a bit of adhesive on them.  I like the effect.Some Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment popped it up just a bit.

I decided to heat emboss the sentiment as well. Sometimes, if the letters are too small, it’s hard to get a nice clear image when you use heat embossing powder. But, I think these letters are just the right size.

By the way, you can do two step stamping with this set. I’ll do that another day and I’ll be sure to post it.


Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Card:

This stamp set comes in both Clear Mount and Wood Mount.

Oh so Eclectic Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com



Did you order your ribbon share?

Remember, I am taking order for a new In-Color Ribbon share. For $7.00 plus shipping you can get two yards of each of the five new In-Colors. This ribbon is great to work with and just the right width.

In-Color Ribbons, ribbon share, diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Please call or email me when you are ready to order. Remember, next Sunday, June 11 is my New Catalog / Retirement Event. It’s my biggest event of the year,

  • Goodie bags
  • Refreshments
  • Make and Take’s
  • Lots of samples of new items
  • Great door prizes!

Oh, and did I mention it’s a BoGo Sale. Buy retired, get new catalog items for FREE (just pay shipping). Some lucky attendees will even get FREE Shipping!

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to call or email me if you need help with your order. The on-line ordering system will not be accessible until Noon, Mountain time, that 2 PM Eastern Daylight Time today.



P.S. I’m introducing something new on Sunday. I’ll give some hints tomorrow.

Lighthouse at High Tide

One of the first things I loved about living in Delaware was the proximity to some lighthouses. Somehow I’m always relaxed and happy around a lighthouse. Since I’ve had the High Tide stamp set, each time I use the lighthouse stamps, I’ve felt just about the same. Here’s a card I made yesterday for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

High Tide stamp set, two step stamping, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the icon for the challenge and a link. There are some great cards there.

Freshly Made Sketches 279

Design Notes for Lighthouse at High Tide Card:

As anxious as I am for spring weather to arrive this color combination is decidedly fallish. I started with the Cajun Craze then just picked colors that seemed to have the same intensity. I think they go together pretty nicely.

I didn’t have any problems following along with the sketch until I got the the elements on either side of the center. Also thinking that the card needed a little texture, I went to my ribbon box. Low and behold, there was the burlap ribbon, a true inspiration. The color was right, the feel was right. I cut a v in each end and it was perfect!

High Tide stamp set, burlap ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This stamp set, High Tide, is called a two step stamp set. That’s because, for elements like the light house, you have two stamps to create the image.  Often times people stamp with two different colors. However, what I did this time with the light house was to stamp the first image with Cajun Craze that had been stamped off. The second layer was Cajun Craze, not stamped off. There really aren’t any hard and fast rules about light color, dark color. You need to experiment and see what you like best. But using photopolymer stamps makes the whole process pretty easy.

High Tide stamp set, two step stamping, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Light House at High Tide Card:


Oh, hard to notice in the picture but I added some Wink of Stella to the beach area. I couldn’t resist!

Hope you are having a good Monday.

Please stop by tomorrow.


P.S., By the way, here’s a link to a lighthouse card  I made using two different shades